Monday, May 29, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Rainer Express

A beautiful shot shamelessly lifted from Ernie Misner. If I had more FB friends that posted stuff like this instead of photos of lunch and political rants I wouldn't complain. Eat it don't Tweet it!  

Saturday, May 20, 2017


My wife puts up with a hell of a lot when it comes to my obsessions but it's always reassuring to know I could be worse.  

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Seattle Motorcycle Club Mud Race

Floyd Payne of Buckley Washington won first place and Bob Budschat finished in second.  Bob was first in the Australian Pursuit on April 25 1954. The Seattle Times mentioned the race was 15 laps 
New York Bureau (United Press Photo) set it at a 10 mile long course

Thursday, May 11, 2017

GonzoMoto T100

GonzoMoto is working on a beautiful 1951 Triumph T100 with some great Race Kit bits. I particularly liked this before and after shot. For any that might be reacting with horror that blue is not original paint.
I love his shop too. For any that might not remember this is the same cat that built the Nimbus LSR bike, one of my favorites!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Posh BMX

Sometimes that carbon fiber frame/fork and custom wheelset is not enough to advertise to the other parents at the track that you've spent WAY too much on your kids race bike. This might do the trick,

Cutdown History

The present owner of this awesome Harley JDH cutdown is looking for information about the bike of it's previous owner  Loomie Lumas. The bike started life as a factory 2 cam hillclimber. It's believed to have Pacific Northwest ties. Stylistically it looks a lot to me like some of the cutdowns Sam Oppie was building for years. If you have any potential leads on the bike or former owners please let me know.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

3rd Annual Classic & Vintage Swap

Rob and I made the first trip for both of us to the Classic & Vintage Swap Meet in Surrey BC Canada a couple of weekends ago.  We were both pretty impressed. There were probably about 150 vendors. There was a good selection across brands and eras. Many sellers where hobbits rather than "American Pickers" wannabe douchebags looking to get twice the going eBay rate.  A few even gave a shit about what project the parts where going to get used on... I also learned generally Canadians are way friendlier than Americans. There were some pretty cool bikes there too. I'll definitely go back.